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by ACCT Admin
Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:46

The fire story formative assessment is used to explore students' thinking about the question "what affects chemical change?" through a real-world problem. This formative assessment specifically probes students' understanding of energy and phase changes. There are several different explanations using different chemistry concepts that could be used to explain the phemomenon explained in the story. 

Recent activity: 1 year 3 months ago
by Deanna Cullen
Thu, 08/06/2020 - 07:46

As we continue to make plans to teach during these uncertain times we have been compiling a list of both new and previously published ChemEd X posts and resources that will be useful to readers while teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic. Do you have an activity, strategy or idea to share with the community? Is there a resource you would recommend? We welcome contributions. This list will grow, so check in again to see what has been added. 

Recent activity: 10 months 4 weeks ago
by Thomas Cox
Thu, 06/11/2020 - 18:38

Ice core science is truly cross-disciplinary as it draws extensively from chemistry, geophysics, geology, engineering, oceanography, microbiology, statistics, a deep understanding of historical events, atmospheric science, and climate science. And general chemistry topics include solubility, concentration, phase diagrams and changes, and stable isotopes in addition to many others. Let's take a first look at how ice core science can be used in teaching chemistry. 

Recent activity: 1 year 5 months ago
by Mary Saecker
Thu, 06/11/2020 - 09:10

Learning How to Do Chemistry

The of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: innovative curriculum; exploring kinetics; engaging organic chemistry activities; molecular structure and symmetry; polymer chemistry; technology-based instruction; synthesis laboratories; undergraduate research experiences; from the archives: bath bombs and cosmetics chemistry.

Recent activity: 1 year 5 months ago
by ACCT Admin
Wed, 06/10/2020 - 13:48

Formative assessment is an important component of teaching as it enables teachers to enhance student learning. The written work that students produce on formative assessment tasks can be used to uncover student thinking and inform the decisions teachers make on how to support individual student learning.  

Recent activity: 11 months 5 days ago
by Dean Campbell
Sun, 05/17/2020 - 18:00

Potential enhancements to soda-based demonstrations of volcanic eruptions are described. Depending on the specific demonstration setup, outgassing of carbonated sodas can represent low-viscosity lava flows or more violent production of pyroclastic materials. These simple demos can be used as stand-alone experiments or in concert with other activities.

Recent activity: 1 year 6 months ago
by Mary Saecker
Wed, 05/13/2020 - 09:53

The May 2020 issue of the Journal of Chemical Education is now available online to subscribers. Topics featured in this issue include: understanding structures; digital information and web-based learning; exploring everyday chemistry; curriculum innovations; games for teaching; NMR spectroscopy; examining properties of organic liquids; biochemistry laboratories; analytical and physical chemistry laboratories; computational chemistry; innovative low-cost instruments; research on knowledge and skills for teachers and chemists; from the archives: hands-on chemistry at home.

Recent activity: 5 months 3 weeks ago
by ACCT Admin
Sat, 05/09/2020 - 11:38

The ACCT project celebrates the teachers who have participated in and facilitated the ACCT professional development!

Recent activity: 1 year 5 months ago
by ACCT Admin
Sun, 04/26/2020 - 13:28

Here you can read a description of the Structure-Property Relationships thread of the Chemical Thinking framework.

Recent activity: 1 year 7 months ago
by ACCT Admin
Fri, 04/24/2020 - 08:45

Here you can find resources related to the ACCT project and the ACCT team.

Recent activity: 1 year 7 months ago